Album Reviews

Low Flying Hawks - Kofuku

Review: Low Flying Hawks – Kofuku

If you are ever in the unfortunate situation of walking through the dessert, a shimmering on the horizon ahead of you and miles of heat struck wasteland around and you fancy soundtracking it. Then Low Flying Hawks will be the band for you. Featuring Dale Crover (Melvins, Nirvana) and Trevor Dunn (Melvins, Mr Bungle), Low Flying Hawks play slow and languid. ...

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Bury Tomorrow - Earthbound

Review: Bury Tomorrow – Earthbound

Southampton giants, Bury Tomorrow are on track for one of the most anticipated metal albums of 2016 titled Earthbound due for release on the 29th January. After the roaring success of 2014 album Runes, the ever-growing metal band are hoping for an explosive new year in music. With a short UK run up and coming with Parkway Drive and Thy Art Is ...

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High Hopes - Sights & Sounds

Review: High Hopes – Sights & Sounds

I first came across High Hopes nine months ago, playing a small venue in Canterbury, Kent, which was the last stop on their tour with POLAR. I was photographing that night and remember being very impressed by the energy they brought to this tiny pub, especially as an opening act. They helped set the tone for the rest of the ...

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Stone Broken – All In Time

Review: Stone Broken – All In Time

This debut album by Black Country hard rockers Stone Broken has been a long time in the making. Starting off with the album launch back in December just before Christmas, All in Time finally gets its general release this coming Friday. For those who haven’t heard it yet, the anticipation leaves it a lot to live up to. Opening song ...

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Megadeth - Dystopia

Review: Megadeth – Dystopia

Another album, another line up change, at least that’s par for the course for Mustaine & Co these days. Joining Megadave and bassist Ellefson this time around is guitarist Kiko Loureiro from Brazilian band Angra & Lamb of God drummer Chris Adler. Now in their 34th year and on their 15th album, one does wonder how much life is left ...

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War Curse - Final Days

Review: War Curse – Final Days EP

Nothing was known of War Curse before hitting play, so a quick look across the internet to see who exactly War Curse are. The Facebook band page being the first site to show up, I find that the band have only been around since late 2013, and after several line up changes, they seem to have found the line up ...

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Gomorrah - The Haruspex

Review: Gomorrah – The Haruspex

Gomorrah was started in 2012 by a group of Missouri boys who moved to Ohio in hopes of becoming a part of a larger music scene. Colton, Mitch and Cody all set out to create a sound that encompassed all of their influences. They self-released an EP To the Depths in the fall of 2013. Since then the band has ...

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Review: The Wakedead Gathering – Fuscus: Strings of the Black Lyre

“Deep in the primordial darkness of the swamp, the Great Grey Witch watches and waits for her time for revenge… To those who would dismiss scientific inquiry in favour of dogmatic religious fanaticism, these tracks send a warning and a sense of dread that what you abused and left to rot may come back to destroy you…!” ‘Into The Gyre’ ...

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Varg

Review: Varg – Das Ende aller Lugen

With a rumble and a German sampled voice the album is underway. I love the German lingo – it really gives your tongue a good workout! This track is speaking over some intense music as the voice gets angrier you find it is in keeping with the title. ‘Das Ende aller Lügen’ – The snarling vocal and angry grooves plough ...

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All Hail the Yeti - Re-Issue with Unreleased Demos

Review: All Hail the Yeti – Re-Issue with Unreleased Demos

Having recently signed up with Minus Head Records, the first release was not one I expected, although having finished recording for a new full-length release (hopefully set for release this end of the year). This first release is a reissue of their debut, thrown in with a few unreleased demo tracks which would no doubt go down well to those ...

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